Certificate III in Concreting

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of concreters working in concreting operations on residential and commercial projects.

Occupational titles could include:


Concrete pump operator.

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.


To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

20 units of competency:

14 core units

6 elective units.

The elective units must ensure the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and are to be chosen as follows:

a minimum of 3 elective units are to be specialist concreting units (coded CO) from the elective units listed below

the remaining elective units may be chosen from the elective units listed below or any Certificate III or Certificate IV qualifications in CPC08 or another current Training Package or accredited course.

Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.

Core units

add topic CPCCCA2003A

Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground

add topic CPCCCM1012A

Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

add topic CPCCCM1013A

Plan and organise work

add topic CPCCCM1014A

Conduct workplace communication

add topic CPCCCM1015A

Carry out measurements and calculations

add topic CPCCCM2001A

Read and interpret plans and specifications

add topic CPCCCM2006B

Apply basic levelling procedures

add topic CPCCCO2021A

Handle concreting materials

add topic CPCCCO2022A

Use and maintain concreting plant, tools and equipment

add topic CPCCCO3041A

Place concrete

add topic CPCCCO3042A

Finish concrete

add topic CPCCCO3043A

Cure concrete

add topic CPCCOHS2001A

Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

add topic CPCCSF2004A

Place and fix reinforcement materials

Elective units

add topic CPCCCA3001A

Carry out general demolition of minor building structures

add topic CPCCCM1016A

Identify requirements for safe tilt-up work

add topic CPCCCM2007B

Use explosive power tools

add topic CPCCCM2008B

Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

add topic CPCCCO3035A

Assess and specify concrete supply requirements

add topic CPCCCO3036A

Plan concrete work and brief team

add topic CPCCCO3044A

Carry out decorative finishes to concrete

add topic CPCCCO3046A

Repair and rectify concrete

add topic CPCCCO3047A

Cut and core concrete

add topic CPCCCO3048A

Construct tilt panels on site

add topic CPCCCO3049A

Apply and finish sprayed concrete

add topic CPCCCO3050A

Carry out high performance concreting

add topic CPCCCO3051A

Conduct off-form vertical concrete operations

add topic CPCCCO3052A

Conduct concrete boom delivery operations

add topic CPCCCO3053A

Slump test concrete

add topic CPCCCO3054A

Operate concrete agitator trucks

add topic CPCCCO3055A

Install topping slabs

add topic CPCCLBM3001A

Licence to operate a concrete placing boom

add topic CPCCSF2003A

Cut and bend materials using oxy-LPG equipment

add topic CPCCSF3001A

Apply reinforcement schedule


    This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

    Refer to CPSISC website for further career and pathway information: http://www.cpsisc.com.au/career

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements

Licensing Information

This is a licensed occupation. Check with relevant state and territory licensing and regulatory authorities. State and territory jurisdictions may have different regulatory requirements

Employability Skills

Employability skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification


Communicates with clients, colleagues and others using effective and appropriate communication techniques, including:

Clear and direct communication

Active listening

Verbal and non-verbal language

Questioning to identify and confirm requirements

Language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences

Follows instructions from supervisor and other relevant persons

Understands, interprets and applies information as required from:

Regulatory, legislative, licensing and organisational requirements

Environmental and WHS requirements, including safety data sheets (SDS)

Codes and standards

Plans, drawings and specifications

Delivery advice

Safety signs and symbols

Organisational policies and procedures

Understands relevant definitions, terminology, symbols, abbreviations and language

Records relevant information using standard workplace documentation

Applies measurements and calculations using appropriate equipment, formulas and records as required

Reports and records hazards and risks


Works as part of a team

Provides assistance and encouragement to other team members

Initiates and encourages improvements in team performance

Identifies and uses the strengths of other team members

Relates to people from diverse social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities

Coordinates and actions tasks

Participates in on-site meetings

Problem solving

Examines tools and equipment prior to use for damage, missing components or other defects

Identifies typical faults and problems and takes remedial action and/or reports to supervisor

Rectifies simple faults with tools and equipment

Carries out tests, such as slump testing of concrete and high performance concrete testing

Initiative and enterprise

Identifies opportunities to improve resource efficiency and makes suggestions as appropriate

Responds to change and workplace challenges

Puts ideas into action

Maximises use of resources by recycling, re-using or using appropriate disposal methods

Planning and organising

Identifies hazards and implements appropriate hazard control measures

Identifies and manages risks

Selects and uses appropriate materials, tools and equipment

Determines material quantity requirements

Prioritises and sequences tasks

Applies time management skills to ensure work is completed to time requirements


Evaluates own actions and makes judgements about performance and necessary improvements

Contributes to workplace responsibilities, such as current work site environmental/sustainability frameworks or management systems

Manages own performance to meet workplace standards

Seeks support to improve work performance

Cleans up work area, including tools and equipment


Identifies own learning needs and seeks skill development as required

Is open to learning new ideas and techniques


Uses calculators

Uses and operates a range of tools and equipment correctly and safely